CITY OF SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA

CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS

AGENDA OF THE CITY COUNCIL

 

 

Mayor Larry Lavagnino

Mayor Pro Tem Leo Trujillo

Councilmember Bob Orach

Councilmember Alice Patino

Councilmember Hilda Zacarías

 

 

City Manager Tim Ness

City Attorney Gil Trujillo

City Clerk Patti Rodriguez

Chief Deputy City Clerk Patricia Perez

Ex-Officio Clerk of the City Council

 

 

REGULAR MEETING

MARCH 20, 2007

6:30 P.M.

 

 

This agenda is prepared and posted pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.2.  By listing a topic on this agenda, the City Council has expressed its intent to discuss and act on each item.  In addition to any action identified in the summary description of each item, the action that may be taken by the City Council shall include:  a referral to staff with specific requests for information; continuance; specific direction to staff concerning the policy or mission of the item; discontinuance of consideration; authorization to enter into negotiations and execute agreements pertaining to the item; adoption or approval; and disapproval.  Items not on the agenda may not be discussed or acted upon except under emergency circumstances.  (Government Code Section 54954.2).

 

Copies of the staff reports or other documentation relating to each item of business referred to on the agenda are on file in the Office of the City Clerk, available for public inspection during City Hall business hours, and in the Library the Friday before the meeting.  If requested, the agenda and supporting documents shall be made available in alternative formats to persons with a disability.  The City Clerk will answer any questions regarding the agenda.

 

The City of Santa Maria welcomes orderly participation at its meetings from all members of the public.  Orderly participation means speaking only on items of City business or on subjects within the City’s control.  Though the City Council wants to hear your concerns and values your input, it is inappropriate to defame, yell, or use profane language.  All cellular telephones and pagers are to be turned off or set to vibrate, and signs are not to be displayed in a manner which violates the rights of others or prevents others from watching or fully participating in the Council meeting.  Pursuant to Government Code Section 36813, the Mayor is authorized to prohibit such conduct, up to and including ordering anyone that disrupts the meeting to be removed from the City Council Chambers.

 

Participation includes assistance under the Americans with Disabilities Act to provide an equally effective opportunity for individuals with a disability to participate in and benefit from City activities. To request assistance, please call 925-0951, extension 307. For TDD (Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf) call (800) 735-2929.  The City has equipment available for the hearing impaired and for Spanish-only speaking persons who wish to participate.  In order for the City to make reasonable accommodation arrangements for the meeting, notification is required at least by the Friday before the meeting.  Para que con anticipación la ciudad pueda obtener los servicios de un traductor durante la junta del Concilio para personas que deseen participar en la junta pero que solamente hablan Español, favor de notificar a la Oficina del Municipio (City Clerk’s) al número 925-0951, ext. 306 el Viernes antes de la junta.

 


INVOCATION:

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG:

 

 

CALL TO ORDER:              Mayor Lavagnino

ROLL CALL:                        Councilmembers Orach, Patino, Trujillo, Zacarías, and Mayor Lavagnino

 

 

1.      PROCLAMATIONS/COMMENDATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

 

A.     Resolution No. 2007-27 to be adopted commending

 

LAWNAE HUNTER

 

for her devoted service to the City and the community as a member of the Planning Commission.

 

ROLL CALL:        Councilmembers Orach, Patino, Trujillo, Zacarías and Mayor Lavagnino

 

A.     Resolution No. 2007-28 to be adopted commending

 

ANN BATTERSON

 

for her devoted service to the City and the community as a member of the Recreation and Parks Commission.

 

ROLL CALL:        Councilmembers Orach, Patino, Trujillo, Zacarías and Mayor Lavagnino

 

B.    Resolution No. 2007-29 to be adopted commending

 

JUDITH MARKLINE

 

for her devoted service to the City and the community as a member of the All-America City Committee.

 

ROLL CALL:        Councilmembers Orach, Patino, Trujillo, Zacarías and Mayor Lavagnino

 

C.    Recreation and Parks Department Volunteer of the Month for March 2007:

 

JOYCE LOESCHE

 

for her outstanding service as a volunteer receptionist at the Elwin Mussell Senior Center and assisting with the monthly Bunco game and other special events hosted by the Recreation and Parks Department.

 

 

D.    Resolution No. 2007-30 to be adopted acknowledging the

 

GUADALUPE-NIPOMO DUNES CENTER

 

and its many benefits – environmental, economic, and cultural – realized through the efforts of the Dunes Center’s founders, its Board of Directors, its staff, and the hundreds of volunteers working since its inception to conserve the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes’ ecosystem, and wishing the Center many more years of success in all of its endeavors.

 

ROLL CALL:        Councilmembers Orach, Patino, Trujillo, Zacarías and Mayor Lavagnino

 

 

1.      PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD (NOT TO EXCEED A TOTAL OF 15 MINUTES):

 

The Council values your input.  Individual speakers are limited to three minutes or as directed by the Mayor.  To address the Council you are asked to fill out a Request to Speak Form and provide it to City Staff PRIOR TO this part of the agenda.  This assists the Clerk in accurately preparing the minutes of the meeting.  Once the public comment period commences, no other speakers will be allowed to submit a Request to Speak Form.  This time is reserved to accept comments from the public on Consent Agenda items, Closed Session items, or matters not otherwise scheduled on this agenda.  Direction to staff may be given; however, State law does not allow action to be taken by the Council on matters not on the printed agenda at this meeting.  The law requires that notice be given to the public at large to allow for full disclosure and discussion and decisions on important public issues.  To have City Council discussions and decisions on unnoticed items would prevent the type of public input necessary to make governmental decisions.

 

 

2.      CONSENT CALENDAR:

 

The following routine items are presented for City Council approval without discussion as a single agenda item in order to expedite the meeting.  The Consent Calendar is approved by roll call vote with one motion.  These items are discussed only on request of Councilmembers.  Members of the public may speak on Consent Calendar items during the Public Comment Period.

 

SHOULD A COUNCILMEMBER WISH TO DISCUSS OR DISAPPROVE ANY ITEM, it must be dropped from the blanket motion of approval and considered as a separate item.

 

ROLL CALL:      Councilmembers Orach, Patino, Trujillo, Zacarías, and Mayor Lavagnino

 

CITY MANAGER/CITY CLERK:

 

A.     Recommendation of City Staff to waive the reading in full of all ORDINANCES and RESOLUTIONS.  Ordinances on the Consent Agenda will be adopted by the same vote cast at the first meeting, unless City Council indicates otherwise.

 

B.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council approve the MINUTES of the Regular City Council Meeting of March 6, 2007.

 

a.                        To be approved.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT:

 

C.    Payment of WARRANTS.

 

a.                        To be ordered ratified subject to having been certified as being in conformity with the budget and having been approved for payment by the Director of   Administrative Services.

 

D.    Payment of PAYROLL.

 

a.                        To be ordered ratified subject to having been certified by the proper Department Heads, as shown on records on file in the Department of Administrative Services, and having been approved for payment by the Director of Administrative Services.

 

E.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the City of Santa Maria’s 2007 INVESTMENT POLICY.

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2007-31 to be adopted approving the updated Investment Policy.

 

F.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second readings of ORDINANCE NO. 2007-02 amending Chapter 3-4 of the Santa Maria Municipal Code related to the City’s Purchasing System and ORDINANCE NO. 2007-03 modifying Chapter 8-16 of the Municipal Code related to Public Projects and adopt both ordinances.

 

a.                        Ordinance No. 2007-02 and Ordinance No. 2007-03 to be adopted.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

G.    Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution establishing NO STOPPING ZONES on North Concepcion Avenue near Mill Street.

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2007-32 to be adopted approving no stopping zones.

 

H.     Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution establishing a NO STOPPING ZONE on East Alvin Avenue near Morro Drive.

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2007-33 to be adopted approving a no stopping zone.

 

I.         Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution establishing a TWO-WAY STOP at the intersection of Orange Street and Ranch Street.

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2007-34 to be adopted approving a two-way stop.

 

J.      Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution establishing a MID-BLOCK CROSSWALK on South College Drive between Bradley Road and Sloan Terrace.

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2007-35 to be adopted approving a mid-block crosswalk.

 

K.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution declaring that  noxious and dangerous weeds, rubbish, refuse and dirt upon or in front of properties constitute a public nuisance which must be abated; and commencing proceedings for the abatement of said nuisances; and setting the date for a public hearing for April 17, 2007.

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2007-36 to be adopted commencing the annual Weed Abatement Program.

 

UTILITIES  DEPARTMENT:

 

L.      Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution authorizing the City to apply for the 2007-2008 cycle of REUSE ASSISTANCE GRANT FUNDS pursuant to the State of California Integrated Waste Management Board joint offering; and if successful, to administer the proceeds in combination with the City match of resource.

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2007-37 to be adopted approving the application for grant funds.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

 

3.      GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT AND ZONE CHANGE FOR MCCLELLAND PROPERTY INVESTMENT I, LLC, TO ESTABLISH A MIXED-USE COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL PROJECT ON THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SOUTH MCCLELLAND STREET AND INGER DRIVE, GPZ-2005-002, E-2005-016.  The City Council will consider a recommendation from the Planning Commission regarding a mitigated negative declaration of environmental impact and a General Plan amendment and zone change to change the land use designation of the 2.89 acre site from CC (Community Commercial) to HDR-22 (High Density Residential – a maximum of 22 dwelling units per acre) and to change the zoning of the site from PD/C-2 (Planned Development/General Commercial) to PD/R-3 (Planned Development/High Density Residential).  The General Plan amendment and zone change would allow the construction of a commercial/residential mixed-use project consisting of 8,978 square feet of commercial/retail space, 80,185 square feet of residential use incorporating 47 residential condominium units, and 24,695 square feet of enclosed parking garages, Assessor’s Parcel No. 128-084-001.

 

On February 21, 2007, the Planning Commission on a 5-0 vote adopted Resolution No. 2453 recommending the City Council file a Mitigated Negative Declaration and adopt a Mitigation Monitoring Program for the project and Resolution No. 2454 recommending that the City Council approve the General Plan Amendment and Rezoning.

 

a.      Staff report to be made.   (Director of  Community Development)

 

b.      Written communications.

 

c.      Those in favor to be heard.

 

d.      Those in opposition to be heard.

 

e.      After all persons have been heard, and all communications filed, hearing to be closed.

 

f.        Resolution No. 2007-38 to be adopted authorizing the filing of a Mitigated Negative Declaration for E-2005-016 and E-2005-058 and adopting the Mitigation Monitoring Program for the Project.

 

g.      Resolution No. 2007-39 to be adopted amending the General Plan (Land Use) from CC (Community Commercial) to HDR-22 (High Density Residential).

 

h.      Ordinance No. 2007-04 to be introduced by title only for first reading and continued to the next meeting for second reading and adoption rezoning the 2.89 acre site from PD/C-2 (Planned Development/General Commercial) to PD/R-3 (Planned Development/High Density Residential).

 

ROLL CALL:        Councilmembers Orach, Patino, Trujillo, Zacarías, and Mayor Lavagnino

 

4.      TENTATIVE AIRSPACE CONDOMINIUM SUBDIVISION FOR MCCLELLAND PROPERTY INVESTMENT I, LLC, LOCATED ON THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SOUTH MCCLELLAND STREET AND INGER DRIVE, TRACT 5901, E-2005-058.  The City Council will consider a recommendation from the Planning Commission regarding a tentative subdivision map that would create one 2.89 acre lot for airspace condominium purposes.  The zoning of the site is proposed to be changed from PD/C-2 (Planned Development/General Commercial) to PD/R-3 (Planned Development/High Density Residential), Assessor’s Parcel No. 128-084-001. The environmental impacts of the project were analyzed in Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration, E-2005-016, E-2005-058, prepared for General Plan Amendment and zone change, GPZ-2005-002, the tentative map, Tract 5901, and the Planned Development Permit, PD-2005-021.  Mitigation measures have been made a part of the project conditions of approval.  No further environmental review is required.

 

On February 21, 2007, the Planning Commission on a 5-0 vote adopted Resolution No. 2455 recommending the City Council approve the Tentative Map, Tract 5901, for the McClelland & Inger Mixed-Use Project.

 

a.      Staff report to be made.   (Director of  Community Development)

 

b.      Written communications.

 

c.      Those in favor to be heard.

 

d.      Those in opposition to be heard.

 

e.      After all persons have been heard, and all communications filed, hearing to be closed.

 

f.        Resolution No. 2007-40 to be adopted approving the tentative map.

 

ROLL CALL:        Councilmembers Orach, Patino, Trujillo, Zacarías, and Mayor Lavagnino

 

5.      PLANNED DEVELOPMENT PERMIT FOR MCCLELLAND PROPERTY INVESTMENT I, LLC FOR A MIXED-USE COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL PROJECT, LOCATED ON THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SOUTH MCCLELLAND STREET AND INGER DRIVE, PD-2005-021, E-2005-058.  The City Council will consider a recommendation from the Planning Commission regarding a Planned Development Permit to allow the construction of a commercial/residential mixed-use project consisting of 8,978 square feet of commercial/retail space, 80,185 square feet of residential use incorporating 47 residential condominium units, and 24,695 square feet of enclosed parking garages.  The zoning of the site is proposed to be changed from PD/C-2 (Planned Development/General Commercial) to PD/R-3 (Planned Development/High Density Residential), Assessor’s Parcel No. 128-084-001.  The environmental impacts of the project were analyzed in Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration, E-2005-016, E-2005-058, prepared for General Plan Amendment and zone change, GPZ-2005-002, the tentative map, Tract 5901, and the Planned Development Permit, PD-2005-021.  Mitigation measures have been made a part of the project conditions of approval.  No further environmental review is required. 

 

On February 21, 2007, the Planning Commission on a 5-0 vote adopted Resolution No. 2456 recommending the City Council approve the Planned Development Permit for the McClelland & Inger Mixed-Use Project.

 

a.      Staff report to be made.   (Director of  Community Development)

 

b.      Written communications.

 

c.      Those in favor to be heard.

 

d.      Those in opposition to be heard.

 

e.      After all persons have been heard, and all communications filed, hearing to be closed.

 

f.        Resolution No. 2007-41 to be adopted approving the Planned Development Permit, PD-2005-021.

 

ROLL CALL:        Councilmembers Orach, Patino, Trujillo, Zacarías, and Mayor Lavagnino

 

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

6.      APPOINTMENT TO THE ALL-AMERICA CITY COMMITTEE.  The City Council will consider making one appointment to the All-America City Committee to fill the vacant Community Education slot on the Committee.  The nomination will be made by Councilmember Orach.  Two applications were received from Steven Burton and Milton Washington.

 

a.   Staff report to be made.  (Chief Deputy City Clerk)

 

b.      Nomination to be made by Councilmember Orach.

 

c.      Appointment to be confirmed.

 

 

REPORT BY CITY MANAGER:

 

 

ORAL REPORTS OF COUNCILMEMBERS AND OFFICERS (INCLUDING AB1234 REPORTS):

 

 

CLOSED SESSION:   The City Council will recess to a Closed Session to discuss:

 

 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6. 

 

Agency representative:     Assistant City Manager

Employee organization:    Santa Maria Police Officers Association (SMPOA);

 

 

ADJOURNMENT:

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

 

CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS ARE TELEVISED LIVE ON COMCAST CABLE TELEVISION CHANNEL 23 AND ARE REBROADCAST AT 9:00 A.M. ON THURSDAYS AND ON THE FOLLOWING TUESDAY AT 6:30 P.M.

 

IF YOU CHALLENGE A DETERMINATION MADE ON A MATTER ON THIS AGENDA IN COURT, YOU MAY BE LIMITED TO RAISING ONLY THOSE ISSUES YOU OR SOMEONE ELSE RAISED AT THE PUBLIC HEARING DESCRIBED ON THIS AGENDA, OR IN WRITTEN CORRESPONDENCE TO THE CITY COUNCIL AT, OR PRIOR TO, THE PUBLIC HEARING.

 

THE NEXT REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING WILL BE HELD TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2007.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE APRIL 3RD MEETING IS MARCH 22, 2007.

 

 

 

CITY CALENDAR

 

BOARD/

COMMISSION

NEXT

MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

March 21, 2007

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory

Committee

April 9, 2007

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

April 10, 2007

City Hall Conference Room

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks

Commission

April 10, 2007

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

April 10, 2007

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Code Compliance Board

April 12, 2007

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

April 16, 2007

United Way

5:30 p.m.